Aims and Objectives - Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics focuses on recent developments in experimental and theoretical methods and techniques that explore electronic and geometric structure as well as the changes of chemical, biological, and condensed-matter systems over time. The community of scientists and engineers working on either structure or dynamics may work across diverse systems, but often share similar instrumentation and methods. Hence, the journal seeks to create connections across a variety of fields of study and also to support communications between these cultures. Structural Dynamics (SDY) is co-published by AIP Publishing and the ACA (The Structural Science Society), and it publishes articles from a global community of researchers that advance and promote crystallography and structural science.

The journal welcomes articles dealing with fundamental problems of characterization of a broad range of compounds including macromolecules, organic and inorganic small molecules, organometallic complexes and bulk or layered materials. To compliment characterization, we welcome papers focused on the understanding of complex nonequilibrium electronic and structural dynamics. Some method examples are given below but research reports using other methods, as well as any new instrumentation and methods are also welcomed.

  • X-ray and electron diffraction and scattering
  • Coherent diffractive imaging
  • X-ray spectroscopies (absorption, emission, resonant inelastic scattering, etc.)
  • Neutron scattering techniques
  • Electron and Cryo electron microscopy
  • Small and wide-angle X-ray scattering
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Photoelectron spectroscopies (UPS, XPS, ARPES, etc.)
  • Multidimensional spectroscopies in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet
  • Nonlinear spectroscopies in the XUV, the soft and the hard X-ray domains
  • Theory, computational, and modelling methods as well as algorithms
  • AI for the analysis and description of structure and/or dynamics and their associated experimental signals
  • Chirality sensitive spectroscopies
  • Surface specific nonlinear optical techniques
  • Other methods that imply structure and/or rearrangements critical to the behavior of the system under study.

Open Access Statement

Structural Dynamics is an open access journal. Articles published in Structural Dynamics are freely accessible, without restrictions, to the global public. Authors who publish in Structural Dynamics retain the copyright to their work under a Creative Commons license. Under this license, users are free to share and adapt the material in any format, provided appropriate credit is given. Visit the AIP Publishing Open Access Policy for more information about our policies on open access.

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